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2002 Stories by Alan Truex

Archives: 2002
  • The Pig's Nose Knows

    published December 19, 2002

    For most of us, holiday cooking means turkey, ham or, if you're adventurous, goose. But for those with higher culinary aspiration -- and an ample... More >>

  • Begging for Help

    published October 3, 2002

    Paula Foreman, sales director of Sambuca Jazz Cafe, felt compelled to take action one evening when she saw a woman panhandling for money in her... More >>

  • Is Zin In?

    published October 3, 2002

    For 15 years Cafe Elegante stood on Houston's west side as one of the last bastions of continental cuisine, turning out heavily sauced... More >>

  • New World Order

    published July 18, 2002

    Tony Vallone, who made his name with Italian and French restaurants, has always relied on Mexican cooks to prepare European dishes, but now he's... More >>

  • Luby's Has a Chef?

    published May 30, 2002

    Tony Ruppe, former chef and owner of the sleek Montrose restaurant that bore his name, has switched from the high end to the low end of the food... More >>

  • A Restaurant Maxim

    published May 16, 2002

    When Maxim's, a Houston dining institution for half a century, served its last meal in January 2001, it was expected to reopen within a... More >>

Archives: 2002